Innovation Lab

Celebrating a Successful 2017

April 25, 2019 (Published: February 28, 2018)

We’re excited to report that Crimson Cup racked up another year of continuing growth in 2017. We opened two new retail locations, traveled over 45,000 miles to source coffee and tea at origin and won local and national acclaim, including a 2017 Good Food Award. We helped open 20 independently owned coffee houses through our […]

Innovation Lab Brews Up Coffee Education Classes for 2018

February 5, 2018 (Published: January 25, 2018)

Crimson Cup is kicking off 2018 with a series of classes designed to teach central Ohioans to appreciate the finer points of coffee. All classes take place at our SCA-certified Crimson Cup Innovation Lab, 700 Alum Creek, just south of Bexley. “Coffee education is a big part of our mission here at Crimson Cup,” said Founder […]

Innovation Lab Hosts Peruvian Coffee Farmers for Seminars on Brewing, Cupping and Roasting Coffee

December 21, 2017 (Published: December 8, 2017)

We were thrilled to host a group from Peru’s NARSA coffee co-op at our Columbus, Ohio Innovation Lab.  From December 4 through 6, they learned  how to brew, roast and cup coffee to American tastes under the direction of Q Grader Brandon Bir, director of sustainability and education, and other members of the Crimson Cup […]

Brandon Bir Named One of 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram

October 31, 2017 (Published: October 25, 2017)

When Barista Magazine went looking for the best coffee professionals to follow on Instagram, Crimson Cup’s Education and Sustainability Director rose to the top. In “The 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram Right Now,” writer Erin Meister called out Brandon Bir’s “contagious enthusiasm” and the “sheer joy he finds in coffee and life” […]

Greg Wins Smart 50 & Innovation Awards

September 20, 2017 (Published: September 20, 2017)

Greg Ubert, our founder and president, has won a Smart 50 Award from Smart Business magazine.  The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in central Ohio for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. He also won the specialty Innovation Award. “I am beyond honored to receive this […]

Introducing “Morning Buzz” Coffee-Flavored Beef Jerky

June 1, 2017 (Published: May 3, 2017)

We’re proud to partner with award-winning local jerky maker Charqui Jerky Co. to introduce “Morning Buzz,” a coffee-flavored beef jerky. The flavor combines Crimson Cup craft coffee and Charqui’s handcrafted beef jerky, which is made from American-sourced beef and all-natural ingredients. The result is a high protein, low fat, low carb artisanal snack with a […]

Celebrating 26 Years of Coffee and Community with $1 Nitro Cold Brews, New Video

June 1, 2017 (Published: April 24, 2017)

Crimson Cup Celebrates 26 Years of Coffee and Community on May 1 with $1 Nitro Cold Brews, New Sustainability Video To celebrate our 26th anniversary, on May 1 we will offer craft Nitro cold brews for $1 at our coffeehouses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington. We also have released a new video that highlights its […]